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Varanasi Pilgrimage Tour

Ghat, VaranasiRich in ancient tradition of art & craft and music, Varanasi is a great center of learning, and prominent around the world for its silk weaving - the Banarasi silk sarees and silk brocades industry. Other attractions include brass ware, ivory ware, gold jewellery, woodcraft, wall hangings, lamp shades, carpets and masks of various Hindu god, goddesses and saints.

Location - The Holy city Varanasi lies to the southeastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.

Climate - Summers with temperature as high as 45°C mark the extreme tropical climate of the city with Torrential rains and high humid monsoons followed by a pleasant winters with temperatures around 20°C. The best season to visit Varanasi is between September to March, although it is visited throughout the year by the devouts.

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Pilgrimage in Varanasi India
Glorified by myth and legend and sanctified by religion, Varanasi draws pilgrims and spiritual seekers from all over the world The rays of the Sun shimmering across the holy water of the Ganges splashing the ghats, the banks bathed in golden hue listening to the resounding temple bells filled with the fragrance of incense sticks in the air, gives an eternal experience.
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Varanasi City, almost 3000 years old popularly known as Benaras or Kashi, is one of the oldest living cities in the world and the ultimate pilgrimage centre for Hindus, who believe that those who are fortunate to die here attain salvation.

Renowned as a seat of learning for ages, people who wish to learn Hindi or Sanskrit or even Hindu philosophy in its purest form throng to Varanasi in search of the most knowledgeable teacher. The city of enlightenment, is also well known for its banarasi paan, and the sweet taste of the Landa Aam, a variety of mangoes.


Major Attractions in Varanasi
The Ghats of Varanasi - The Ghats of Varanasi are the best place to see the charming spell of the old-world traditions and the cultural identity of the city coming alive with the first rays of the sun as the sacred waters of river Ganges assumes different shades of gold and yellow. Thousands of devotees take the ceremonial dip in it offering prayers standing waist-deep in the river waters. There are 84 such bathing ghats in and around the holy city.
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Banaras Hindu University - The greatest center of learning in India boasts of not only great freedom fighters but also the builders of modern India including scholars, artists, scientists and technologists who have earned remarkable repute in their respective fields. Sprawling across 1300 acres, its campus has well maintained roads and extensive greenery. It has a temple, an airstrip, Bharat Kala Museum and also has a 927-bed hospital, large playgrounds, a massive auditorium and a flying club.
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Sarnath - Just eight kilometers from silk city, Varanasi is Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightment.


How to reach Varanasi
By Air - Indian Airlines has daily flights to and from Babatpur airport, 22 km from Varanasi, connecting it to Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho, Calcutta, Mumbai, Lucknow and Bhuvaneshwar.
By Rail - Well connected by trains to all the major cities in India, Varanasi is an important and major rail junction. Some of the important trains connecting it to Delhi and Mumbai are Kashi Vishwanath Express, Shramjivi Express
By Road - Varanasi is well-connected by smooth and good roads and national highways to the rest of the country such as Calcutta, Delhi and Kanya Kumari .


Accommodation in Varanasi
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» Hotel Hindustan International
» Palace on Ganges
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